The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Directors visit the Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University (FB, AMU), Poznan

The Directors of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg visit the Faculty of Biology, AMU (FB, AMU) on February 1st, 2017 in Józef Paczoski Lecture Hall. The meeting is held just before the final decision of Ministry of Science and Higher Education concerning Polish accession to EMBL network. It gives an opportunity to apply for the EMBL laboratory organization in Poland as well as to use on privileged terms the services provided by the EMBL laboratories (e.g. deep sequencing, proteomics, advanced microscopy, etc.). For the purpose of making the molecular biology scientific community acquianted with the opportunities provided by EMBL joining, the Faculty of Biology, AMU is visited by Dr. Vladimir Benes, Head of Genomics Core Facility, EMBL, Dr. Silke Schumacher, Director International Relations, EMBL and Dr Jan Kosinski, Polish postdoctoral researcher at EMBL. The plan of the meeting is shown below.

EMBL meets Poznan molecular biology scientific community.

Meeting place: Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University (FB, AMU), Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznan, Poland
11:00 – 11.30 – Coffee and tea meeting with the Directors of several Poznan molecular biology institutes – the FB Library

11.30 – 11.40 – Wellcome by the host, Prof. Przemyslaw Wojtaszek, Dean of the Faculty of Biology, AMU, Józef Paczoski Lecture Hall

11.40 – 12.10 – Prof. Marek Figlerowicz and Prof. Zofia Szweykowska-Kulinska presentations of The Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (IBCH, PAS) and The Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Józef Paczoski Lecture Hall

12.10 – 13.00 – Poster session (20 posters showing research area of several Poznan molecular biology institutes)

13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 – Dr. Silke Schumacher, Opportunities for Polish researchers at EMBL, Józef Paczoski Lecture Hall

14:30 – 15:20 – Dr. Vladimir Benes, Core Facilities at EMBL, Józef Paczoski Lecture Hall

15:20 – 16:05 – Dr. Jan Kosinski, Structure of the human nuclear pore complex by integrative structure determination, Józef Paczoski Lecture Hall

16:05 – 17:00 – Discussion, Józef Paczoski Lecture Hall

You are all welcome.

4th PostEURASNET Symposium – „RNA Alternative Splicing” 2016

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The 4th Post-EURASNET Meeting in Poznań, Poland, 28-30.09.2016

KNOW RNA Research Centre in Poznań at The Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and The Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznań, with help from The Committee on Molecular Biology of the Cell, Polish Academy of Sciences organizes the conference entitled “4th Post-EURASNET Meeting”.

The conference will be held in the Collegium Biologicum of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland on September 28-30, 2016 and will be organized as a consequence of three previous meetings held three times in Trieste (Italy, in 2012, 2014 and 2015). The conference aims to gather former European 2006-2011 Network of Excellence project – EURopean Alternative Splicing NETwork (EURASNET) members. Our university scientists: Prof. dr hab Artur Jarmołowski, Prof. dr hab. Janusz Bujnicki and Prof. dr hab. Zofia Szweykowska-Kulińska participated in the EURASNET. The conferences gather also many other scientists from all over the world interested in alternative RNA splicing and its role played in human, animal and plant disease.

Approximately 140 scientists from 18 countries, including USA, Canada, China, Argentina, Brazil, India, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal and Poland will take part in the 4th Post-EURASNET Meeting in Poznań.

The conference theme includes the role of alternative RNA splicing in human development and significance of the process disorders in development of the pathomechanisms of different diseases (cancers, ataxias, mental illnesses, the nervous system development, the stem and progenitor cells of the nervous system, hematopoiesis and other processes and disorders) as well as the proposals of experimental therapies for combating diseases/malformations connected with alternative splicing disorders. In the case of plants, the research results are presented with regard to the role of alternative RNA splicing in plant development and response to environmental cues.

The 4th Post-EURASNET Meeting will be held under the auspices of President of the City of Poznań Mr. Jacek Jaśkowiak and His Magnificence Rector of Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Lesicki. The conference is also supported financially by Ministry of Science and Higher Education subsidy on Science Dissemination Activity and by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) travel and accommodation grants for young participants. Such meetings stimulate further fruitful studies and new collaborations.

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Poznan Summer School of Bioinformatics

We are extremely happy to announce 11th edition of Poznan Summer School of Bioinformatics. The meeting will take place at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland) from 6th to 10th July, 2015.

This year it covers modern approaches to RNA analyses, including subjects like:

1. Introduction to RNA biology
2. Applications of next-generation sequencing in RNA studies
3. Transcriptome sequencing, assembly and gene expression estimation
4. Identification and analysis of microRNAs and other small RNAs
5. Long non-coding RNAs
6. Secondary and tertiary structures of RNAs

The course is suitable both for beginners and for those who already have some basic knowledge in computational biology and find it necessary and interesting to learn more about bioinformatic applications in RNA studies. Our school consists of lectures and hands-on: this combination should fit best your needs as you have a chance to try out the discussed methods yourself.

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